Working Futures 2010-2020 is the latest in a series of detailed projections of UK employment, productivity, labour supply and skills.
Working Futures 2010-2020, is the most detailed and comprehensive set of UK labour market projections available. The results provide a picture of employment prospects by industry, occupation, qualification level, gender and employment status for the UK and for nations and English regions up to 2020.
These projections form a core part of the base of labour market intelligence that is available to support policy development and strategy around careers, skills and employment.
As with all projections and forecasts, the results presented in Working Futures should be regarded as indicative of likely trends and orders of magnitude given a continuation of past patterns of behaviour and performance, rather than precise forecasts of the future.
At a time of great uncertainty about the short to medium term prospects for the economy, it is important to stress the value of Working Futures in aiding understanding of likely prospects for employment in the longer term (i.e. in 2020). The reader should therefore focus on the relative position of sectors, and occupations in 2020 and treat the projected values as broad indicators of scale rather than exact predictions.
Revised output data
Since the Working Futures main report was published in December 2011, a number of corrections and revisions have been made to the output (GVA) figures generated by the model. These changes are significant / notable only at a detailed sectoral and spatial level. Estimates and projections of employment levels are unaffected by these changes.
A revised version of the main report was issued in August 2012 that takes account of these changes to the output data. The original Working Futures executive summary is not affected and this document has not been re-issued.
In addition to the published reports that can be accessed on this website there is also a body of more detailed sectoral and spatial analysis that can be accessed via a dedicated Working Futures data portal. For reasons of data confidentiality access is only available to analysts who hold a Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Notice. To find out more about the microdata available and the application process for a Notice please contact email@example.com
Working Futures 2007-2017, was the third in the Working Futures series and was published by the UK Commission in 2008.
It was preceded by Working Futures 2004-2014 and Working Futures: New Projections of Occupational Employment by Sector and Region 2002-2012. Published by the Sector Skills Development Agency.